Language, the Sexes and Society Philip M. Smith
Recent research has set out clearly enough how men and women use language in different ways. But this research has frequently failed to identify the social, psychological and linguistic processes that underlie sex differences in language. Philip Smith adopts here a completely fresh approach. In studying the various roles that language, speech and communication play in relations between the sexes, he identifies and illuminates the processes involved- such as stereotyping, social categorization and discrimination.